Wayne Wang

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wayne Wang (born January 12, 1949) is a Chinese American film director. Description above from the Wikipedia article Wayne Wang, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Anywhere But Here (1999)

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Eileen Ryan

In this adaptation of the Mona Simpson novel, single mother Adele August is bad with money, and even worse when it comes to making decisions. Her straight-laced daughter, Ann, is a successful high school student with Ivy League aspirations. When Adele decides to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Natalie Portman  •  Hart Bochner  •  Eileen Ryan

Chan Is Missing (1982)

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Wood Moy  •  Marc Hayashi  •  Laureen Chew  •  Peter Wang

Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest leads them on a humorous, if mundane, journey which illuminates the many problems experienced by Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Wood Moy  •  Marc Hayashi  •  Laureen Chew  •  Peter Wang

Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989)

A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social bifurcations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Lau Siu-Ming  •  Russell Wong  •  Cora Miao

A study in culture bridging, including ... a new US-born husband, trying to work within the traditional ways, a new China-born wife, eager to join the "dream" of America, two family-minded fathers, lots of gender-related social bifurcations.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Lau Siu-Ming  •  Russell Wong  •  Cora Miao

Last Holiday (2006)

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

After she's diagnosed with a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to take a European vacation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Queen Latifah  •  LL Cool J  •  Timothy Hutton  •  Giancarlo Esposito

Smoke (1995)

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

Writer Paul Benjamin is nearly hit by a bus when he leaves Auggie Wren's smoke shop. Stranger Rashid Cole saves his life, and soon middle-aged Paul tells homeless Rashid that he wouldn't mind a short-term housemate. Still grieving over his wife's murder, Paul is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Harvey Keitel  •  William Hurt  •  Giancarlo Esposito  •  José Zúñiga

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

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Through a series of flashbacks, four Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China explore their pasts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Ming-Na Wen  •  Lauren Tom  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Rosalind Chao

Through a series of flashbacks, four Chinese women born in America and their respective mothers born in feudal China explore their pasts.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Ming-Na Wen  •  Lauren Tom  •  Tamlyn Tomita  •  Rosalind Chao

Chinese Box (1997)

The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Gong Li  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Michael Hui

The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jeremy Irons  •  Gong Li  •  Maggie Cheung  •  Michael Hui

Blue in the Face (1995)

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

Marisa Ventura is a struggling single mom who works at a posh Manhattan hotel and dreams of a better life for her and her young son. One fateful day, hotel guest and senatorial candidate Christopher Marshall meets Marisa and mistakes her for a wealthy socialite. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jennifer Lopez  •  Ralph Fiennes  •  Natasha Richardson  •  Stanley Tucci

The Center of the World (2001)

A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, withdrawing from work, missing meetings with investors. He wants a connection, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Shane Edelman  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Molly Parker  •  Karry Brown

A couple checks into a suite in Las Vegas. In flashbacks we see that he's a computer whiz on the verge of becoming a dot.com millionaire, she's a lap dancer at a club. He's depressed, withdrawing from work, missing meetings with investors. He wants a connection, so ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Shane Edelman  •  Peter Sarsgaard  •  Molly Parker  •  Karry Brown

Life is Cheap... But Toilet Paper Is Expensive (1989)

A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong Kong, which consist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Cora Miao  •  Lo Lieh  •  Kwan-Min Cheng

A man is hired by a group of people he believes to be gangsters to escort a briefcase from America to Hong Kong. When he arrives, however, his contact is nowhere to be found. With no further instructions, he decides to take in the sights of Hong Kong, which consist ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Victor Wong  •  Cora Miao  •  Lo Lieh  •  Kwan-Min Cheng

These Amazing Shadows (2011)

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Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mariano  •  Kurt Norton
CAST:  Jeff Adachi  •  James H. Billington  •  Robin Blaetz  •  Brooks Boliek

Tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mariano  •  Kurt Norton
CAST:  Jeff Adachi  •  James H. Billington  •  Robin Blaetz  •  Brooks Boliek

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Bingbing  •  Jun Ji-hyun  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hugh Jackman

A story set in 19th century China and centered on the lifelong friendship between two girls who develop their own secret code as a way to contend with the rigid cultural norms imposed on women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Bingbing  •  Jun Ji-hyun  •  Vivian Wu  •  Hugh Jackman

The Princess of Nebraska (2008)

A pregnant San Francisco Chinese teenage immigrant named Sasha tells of life in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Ling  •  Pamelyn Chee  •  Brian Danforth  •  Patricia Lukulu Binaisa

A pregnant San Francisco Chinese teenage immigrant named Sasha tells of life in America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Li Ling  •  Pamelyn Chee  •  Brian Danforth  •  Patricia Lukulu Binaisa

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart (1985)

In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune teller has told her this is the year she'll die, and a daughter, Geraldine, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Laureen Chew  •  Kim Chew  •  Victor Wong  •  Ida F.O. Chung

In San Francisco, an immigrant Chinese widow welcomes the new year with some unhappiness: she's 62 now, she wants to make a trip to China to pay last respects to her ancestors, a fortune teller has told her this is the year she'll die, and a daughter, Geraldine, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Laureen Chew  •  Kim Chew  •  Victor Wong  •  Ida F.O. Chung

It Came from Kuchar (2009)

It Came from Kuchar is the definitive, feature documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. George and Mike Kuchar have inspired two generations of filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists with their zany, "no budget" films ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer M. Kroot
CAST:  B. Ruby Rich  •  John Waters  •  Guy Maddin  •  Mike Kuchar

It Came from Kuchar is the definitive, feature documentary about the legendary, underground filmmaking twins, the Kuchar brothers. George and Mike Kuchar have inspired two generations of filmmakers, actors, musicians, and artists with their zany, "no budget" films ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jennifer M. Kroot
CAST:  B. Ruby Rich  •  John Waters  •  Guy Maddin  •  Mike Kuchar

A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2007)

The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries keeping an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Henry O  •  Feihong Yu  •  Vida Ghahremani  •  Pasha D. Lychnikoff

The film follows Mr. Shi, a retired widower from Beijing. When his only daughter, Yilan, who lives in Spokane, Washington and works as a librarian, gets divorced, he decides to visit her to help her heal. However, Yilan is not interested. She tries keeping an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Henry O  •  Feihong Yu  •  Vida Ghahremani  •  Pasha D. Lychnikoff

Hollywood Chinese (2007)

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dong
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Joan Chen  •  Tsai Chin  •  Stephen Gong

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this documentary is a voyage through a century of cinematic delights, intrigues and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arthur Dong
CAST:  Turhan Bey  •  Joan Chen  •  Tsai Chin  •  Stephen Gong

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Eva Marie Saint

A girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father. There, she adopts an orphaned dog she names Winn-Dixie. The bond between the girl and her special companion brings together the people in a small Florida town and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
CAST:  Jeff Daniels  •  AnnaSophia Robb  •  Cicely Tyson  •  Eva Marie Saint

Soul of a Banquet (2014)

Documentary about Cecilia Chiang, "the mother of the true Chinese cuisine."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
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Documentary about Cecilia Chiang, "the mother of the true Chinese cuisine."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang
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